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GEM Technologies, Inc. (GEM) is seeking a Sr. Quality Assurance Engineer to join our team at a federal site in Los Alamos, NM, that provides integral mission support to the Department of Energy.

Position Overview:

Utilize background to assist in the identification and resolution of significant issues.
Provide suggestions and solutions that are based on objective analysis of the situation and display a high degree of creativity.
Create or use formal networks involving coordination among peers, groups, and other key decision makers.
Resolve significant, unique, or complex issues applying analytical techniques which ultimately contribute solutions that are both effective and sustainable.
Responsible for guiding and assisting in effective development and implementation of the Laboratory’s quality assurance program in nuclear, radiological, and non-nuclear facilities.
Serve as a quality point-of-contact while interacting with management and personnel on a regular basis to support effective implementation of the quality program.
Providing technical expertise and initiative in identifying areas to which quality assurance practices may be introduced or enhanced.
Defining and monitoring performance metrics and reports that measure QA program and/or process performance.
May mentor personnel in their area of expertise.
Expert level technical knowledge in the application of engineering, environmental, procurement, construction, testing, operations, practices sufficient to comprehend specified engineering, environmental, procurement, construction, testing, operations, and certification requirements.
Leading or supporting efforts in the management of measurement and test equipment (M&TE), maintenance of QA Program documents, procedure development and reviews, procurements, material traceability and control, and special projects as assigned.
Performing duties of a Nonconformance Report Coordinator including the tracking, reporting, and fostering of timely closure of open nonconformance reports.
Representing IQPA as a member of an Integrated Project Team (IPT).
Leading or participating in audits, surveillances, DOE reviews, and other assessment activities.
Reviewing receiving inspection reports, certificates of compliance and conformance and related test reports to determine validity.
Monitoring project engineering, environmental, procurement, construction, testing, operations, and other activities related to the quality program/plan.
Reviewing and reporting on new or revised requirements and their impacts on the established QA program.


Bachelor’s Degree in engineering, quality assurance, industrial systems engineering and 12+ years of relevant experience; additional years of relevant experience can be considered in lieu of a degree.
Post-Graduate work, desired.
Must be able to communicate professionally with contacts regarding resources internal and external to the organization.
Additional consideration may be given to professionally recognized training and certifications in QA fields.
Must be a self-starter and work well with little supervision.
Expert-level knowledge of quality assurance regulatory, contractual, and technical documents, e.g., DOE O 414.1D, 10 CFR Part 830 Subpart A, and NQA-1-2008 and 2009 Addenda.
Extensive experience reviewing procedures and other documents to verify quality requirements have been adequately addressed and flowed down as necessary.
Expert-level knowledge of and demonstrated ability using quality improvement methodologies such as causal analysis methods, establishing and monitoring performance metrics, corrective action plan development, and performing effectiveness evaluations.
Demonstrated ability using engineering principles and concepts
Ability to obtain and maintain a government-issued clearance, if needed.
Due to the nature of the work, a U.S. Citizenship is required.

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